“Human Resources”: No increase in the fees for career mobility service


The Director of Media Affairs at the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, Saad Al Hammad, confirmed to (Al-Madina) that the fees for the employment mobility service (the transfer of the worker from one employer to another) are fixed as is currently applied, and will not change when the initiative to improve the contractual relationship of workers takes effect in Kingdom in next March. He explained, “There are no additional fees for career transfer, other than what is currently in force, which is 2000 riyals for the first time, 4000 riyals for the second time, and 6000 riyals for the third time.” In response to (Al Madinah) inquiry: about the extent to which the worker can move from one employer to another in the first year and before the completion of the contract period, Al Hammad replied: Yes, he has the right to move, while adhering to the penal condition stipulated in the contract, provided that he does not violate the work system, and that he adheres to a period Notice limited to 90 days. The Ministry of Human Resources launched – about two months ago – the initiative to improve the contractual relationship, which is one of the initiatives of the National Transformation Program, which aims to support the Ministry’s vision of building an attractive job market, empowering and developing human competencies and developing the work environment. The initiative provides 3 main services, namely the job mobility service, the development of exit and return mechanisms, and the final exit, and the initiative’s services include all expatriate workers in private sector establishments within specific controls that take into account the rights of the parties to the contractual relationship, provided that the initiative enters into force on March 14th. The job mobility service allows the expatriate worker to transfer to another job upon the end of his work contract without the need for the employer’s approval, and the initiative also defines the mechanisms of transfer during the validity of the contract, provided that the notice period and the specified controls are adhered to, and the exit and return service allows the expatriate worker to travel outside the Kingdom upon submitting the application with notice of the owner Work electronically, while the final exit service enables the expatriate worker to leave immediately after the end of the contract, with an electronic notification of the employer without requiring his approval, in addition to the possibility of leaving the Kingdom with the worker bearing all the consequences of the termination of the contract. All these services will be available through the “Absher” platform. And the ministry’s “forces” platform.

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